Upon initial examination, Devlin Whitmore Beauchamp's
death appears to be the result of multiple blows to the head inflicted
with extreme force using a blunt instrument. Exact count of the number
of blows is undetermined at this time.
At the time of discovery, the body was in an advanced
state of rigor mortis. This observation, in conjunction with assessment
of the body temperature, ambient temperature and other factors
affecting body temperature dissipation, supports a preliminary time of
death estimate of approximately 11-13 hours prior to initial
examination of the body. At the time of this report's filling, the
estimated probable time frame for time of death is between
approximately 11:00 p.m. January 2, 2010 and approximately 1:00 a.m.
January 3, 2010. Additional information regarding time of death may be
discovered during autopsy.
The body was removed from the scene at approximately
6:30 p.m. January 3, 2010 and transported to the Coroner's Office for
Devlin Whitmore Beauchamp was officially pronounced dead
at the scene, based on the Coroner's Inspector's examination of the
body in situ. Official pronouncement on time and cause of death is
pending autopsy results.
SUBMITTED 01/03/10, 7:15 p.m.
//Luwinda Johnson, Coroner's Inspector
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